Monthly archive

February, 2017

  • Changes in the weather affect many things, ranging from how doors in buildings close, or don’t, to people’s joints. This week, the warming temperatures in Miles City caused the Miles City Public Library, located at 1 S. 10th St., to close for a few days. “You know that flat roof we have on the building? The snow started melting...
  • Going to college can be scary but events like the Pioneer Preview Day at Miles Community College can help ease the nerves of potential students. McKinna Fleming, a senior at Circle High School, attended the event on Monday with eight other seniors and two juniors from Circle. According to Fleming, the nine attending seniors out of the class of 26...

January, 2017

  • On a cold winter day, the Eastern Montana Fair may seem like it is a long time in the future. But for Fair Manager Gail Shaw, she is already ironing out the final details for the 2017 edition.  The regional meeting where fair managers book acts and schedule dates was held back in November and even then, according to the chairman of the Custer...
  • The annual meeting of the Miles City Area Economic Development Council (MCAEDC) is coming up this Thursday with a full agenda. Two main topics will be presentations on the 2016 Miles City economic impact and growth outcomes, and what makes Miles City great from an economic perspective.  “In 2016 alone we brought in $1.9 million dollars...
  • Last Thursday, Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 7 non-game biologist Brandi Skone hosted a meeting to gauge the interest of creating a National Audubon Society Chapter in Miles City.  According to Skone, the meeting was well attended with 20 people. The ages of attendees ranged from the 30s to the 70s.  “Based on the number here...
  • Although Rob Quist is better known for his pickin’ than his politics, the well-known musician has entered into the contest for the Democratic slot on the ballot to replace Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-MT, in a special election after Montana’s only congressman is confirmed as Secretary of the federal Department of the Interior. Quist visited...
  • Bull-riding sensation Jess Lockwood of Volborg maintained his lofty lead in the World Finals Standings by winning the Frontier Communications Sacramento Clash on Sunday. Lockwood went a perfect 4-for-4 on Sunday to win for the second time this season in just four events. Lockwood, 19, won by .25 points over J.B. Mauney, a two-time world champion,...
  • The Custer County District High School Cowgirls were carried by a season-high 27 points from sophomore guard Kyra Oakland to eke past the Lady Red Devils  of Dawson County 50-46 on Friday.  Kaelei Koenig dropped in the first bucket of the game in her usual under-the-net territory, but turnovers by both teams contributed to a slow start...
  • A strong start turned into an unsuccessful finish as the Custer County District High School Cowboys fell 52-49 to the Fergus County Golden Eagles of Lewistown in boys basketball action on Saturday night at home. Cowboys’ scoring leader and junior Gabe Gundlach was off his typical offensive game, notching only four points in the first half...
  • The Custer County District High Cowboys showed the Red Devils of Dawson the door on Friday in Eastern A conference basketball action, notching their first win of the season in commanding form 71-51 behind a season-high 28 points from junior guard Gabe Gundlach.  The first two minutes of the game were left to the defense until a steal from...